Sorry I left ya’ll hangin’ there for a bit. I’ve been super-duper busy with book rewrites, but I’m half way through the program and I really love it. But, let me be honest and tell you I haven’t lost any weight. I have lost an inch in my hips and a half-inch in my waist, but the scale hasn’t budged yet. That doesn’t really surprise me, my body isn’t exactly jarred by exercise and clean eating. Still, I think I’m going to launch right into a second round of the fix once this round is finished. I even bought the “extreme” pack for when the workouts become too easy—which I imagine will happen fairly soon.
So, let me give you my impressions thus far. So far the only thing I would change about the program is that there’s no rest day in the exercise program. There’s an active recovery DVD, which is a yoga DVD, but no complete day off. I think everyone should have one day a week to just chill on the couch sans spandex. But I do like that the yoga DVD is only 30 minutes (all the DVDs are only 30-minutes) because I really don’t vibe with yoga but always feel guilty about not doing it. I can do 30-minutes, and last week it did really help alleviate some of my soreness.
I really like the DVDs, I like that they’re short and simple. Even in crazy writing mode I can still find a half-hour to fit in a workout, and I don’t have to feel guilty about not making it to the gym. Speaking of the gym, I am still taking my favorite spin classes in addition to the DVDs—just a disclaimer. The DVDs basically cover your entire body, with a few of days of cardio/cardio-weights hybrid, a couple of days of targeted strength work, and yoga and Pilates. If you’re a hardcore gym rat you might find some of the exercises pretty rudimentary, but if you’re a beginner or intermediate exerciser then you’ll be challenged.
Honestly, though, the thing I’m digging the most is those silly, gimmicky color-coded cups. It’s basically Portion Control for Dummies. I love that I don’t have to count calories or macros. I’m eating a lot of food, and I think that might be one of the reasons I’m not seeing a change on the scale, since my calorie range is 1500-1800, and my normal eating habits are usually around 1400. I’m going to stick with it though, because if I can see a shift in my measurements without cutting calories too much, I’m all for that.
So far, I am really happy with this purchase. I still have 11-days to go. I’ll keep you posted.
Oh, and if you are interested in the program let me know. I signed up as a coach with Beachbody, mainly so I can get my own stuff at a discount, but I can dig up the best prices for you. I originally bought the program on Amazon and it was WAY more expensive than the manufacturer (so now I feel silly). I’m all for spreading the love and bargain shopping. You can email me at email@example.com and I’ll send you whatever promotions they’re offering right now and you can comparison shop.
Here’s a peak at what I’ve been eating this week. I’ve been meal planning and portioning ahead of time, but I think next week I’ll prepare my food and leave it in big batches so that I can see what the servings look like on a plate, instead of my homemade TV Dinners.
It’s a lot of eating!